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					King’s Chronicle
Dear Parents,

Term 3 - 2009
Thursday 10th September
School Tel: 087 940 9595 School Fax: 087 940 9596 Preschool Tel: 072 468 9546 Website:

I had the privilege of sharing this adapted story with the High School this week. A young man was getting ready to matriculate – he was 18, and for many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted. As the day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his birthday, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, and somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leatherbound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angry, he raised his voice to his father and said "With all your money, you give me a Bible!" and stormed out of the house. Many years passed – driven by anger and resentment the young man had become successful and wealthy, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that day. He put it off a number of times and, before he could make arrangements, he received a message telling him his father had passed away, and had willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things. When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. His father had carefully marked and underlined a verse, Matt. 7:11 - "If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!" As he read those words, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a label with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his birthday, and the words PAID IN FULL. It is my contention that if God was to spend time in a car He would choose a Jaguar XKR convertible, but I’m not fussy about you having your own opinion as to which sports car…. But I do insist that it must be a sports car! Have you ever noted the settings in which sports cars are advertised? The tendency is towards a beautiful place in nature – the Jaguar advert I saw pictured Table Mountain and the sea behind the car, but a similar search will find the BMW Z8 with the top down and inside a glorious forest, and the Mercedes SL 600 in a park. Why? God’s incredible world and the feeling of pleasure that comes from seeing it and being in it blends perfectly with the zenith of His children’s creation, the sports car, being enjoyed in that environment. Man’s creation was made possible by God-given talent and I reckon He would revel in delight at what man built as He roared top down [at the speed limit, no doubt] through His own created beauty around Him. How much our Father wants to bless us! He asks above: if a fleshly father wants to give wonderful things to his son how much greater a blessing […or two or three….] would God the Father want to heap on us? How amazing it is that we are so caught up in the things of life that we have missed the most important of all: Jesus who is God has “Paid in Full” and awaits the chance to give us more than we deserve! Be blessed


Saturday 12th Sept Junior Athletics 9am 17th & 18th September SACSSA in Durban Friday 18th Sept. Last day of Term 3 School closes @ 11am

Term 4 Tuesday 6th October Term 4 starts 7th – 9th October Grade 10 camp

______________________ BANK DETAILS: The King’s School Linbro Park NEDBANK - code 196 605 Acc # 1966 347 359



Ref: Learner name, family code or acc no. 1

OPERATION FLAT FISH (Five Loaves and Two Fish — feeding the hungry programme). Grades to bring bread this Friday: Grade 1 and Grade 8. Our special collection for the term is old clothes. With the warmer weather now, this is a perfect time for all of us to have a clean out. If you have any unwanted or unused clothing, please send it in to us as soon as possible.

PRE-SCHOOL NEWS: Themes for next week: Budgies, Parrots & Owls are doing Reptiles. Eagles are doing Trees and Wood. Please send sun hats and sunscreen to school for your child. NB: Parent / teacher interviews will be held at the main school campus, please come in the Ronald Road entrance.

REPORTS will be sent home on the last day of this term.

PARENT / TEACHER INTERVIEWS FOR THE PRE-SCHOOL AND FOUNDATION PHASE will be held this Monday the14th of September from 2:30pm onwards. Please contact the office to make your appointment. ______________________________________________________________________________ CONGRATULATIONS to Mr & Mrs de Ruig on the birth of their son, Ethan. ______________________________________________________________________________ FROM THE LIBRARY…Please return any outstanding library books this week. ______________________________________________________________________________ AFTERCARE: will run as normal until Thursday 17th October. NB: There will be no aftercare on the last day of term. ______________________________________________________________________________ MAGAZINE SPONSORSHIP - We are once again in the process of putting together the annual school magazine – “Memories 2009”. We encourage all parents to support the school in the form of an advertisement or page sponsorship. Families can also place a message in a page sponsorship position. Please contact Colleen Pilkington at the school office.

CLASSIFIED ADVERTS: HOUSE FOR RENT IN LOMBARDY EAST - Large 4 bed double storey house, 21/2 baths, 2 studies, lounge, dining room, TV room, kitchen & scullery, cellar, garages & carports, pool. R7 500 per month excluding water and lights. This will be negotiable for a family who will love the home. Please call Libbi on 011 882 5914 or cell 072 419 8020. FOR SALE: Corn snake & large snake tank – R600; TEISCO children’s base guitar with extra strings and case – R400. Please call Libbi on 011 882 5914 or cell 072 419 8020. DOMESTIC WORKER AVAILABLE: Lettie is looking for work. Available 4 days per week. Lettie has worked for the same family for the past 17 years. Please call Libbi on 011 882 5914 or on cell 072 419 8020.

SPORT: SACSSA NATIONAL ATHLETICS: 17th & 18 th September 2009 Good luck to the following learners who will take part at the SACSSA national athletics meeting in Durban on 17 and 18 September 2009: Amber Dawson, Erin Ross, Jason Lahner, David Nxumalo, Lorin Hill, Monique Rosewarne, Privar Naidu, Alan Kapota and Adam Baxter THE JUNIOR ATHLETICS meeting will take place on Saturday 12th September @ 8:30 – 11am. All participating learners have received detailed letters. NB: THERE WILL BE NO TUCKSHOP AT THE JUNIOR ATHLETICS DAY ON SATURDAY. MR HILL is looking for any 2nd-hand baseball/softball equipment (ie. bats, balls, mits, bases etc.) Thanks.

LONDON ROAD CHURCH HOLIDAY CLUB: Any Grade 10 or 11 pupils who wish to assist as helpers at the LRC Survivor Holiday Club are welcome! Please give your name to Mrs Barnard, who will pass it on to the church. Hours of service will be recognised towards Life Orientation community service requirements.


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